Palace Cinemas today confirmed that the cinema chain will be opening a 14-screen complex, Palace Central, in Sydney’s Central Park Mall in late 2017.
Central Park Mall, having opened its doors in recent years, is situated only a ten-minute walk from Hoyts Broadway. The announced complex would be the chain’s fourth cinema in Sydney, in addition to Palace Verona, the Chauvel Cinema and Palace Norton St, with Palace Cinemas recently confirming that it would be opening another extensive cinema complex in Sydney’s Double Bay.
Currently host to a number of galleries, revolving exhibitions and pop-up installations, Level 3 of Central Park, where the announced venue would be located, sits atop a number of boutique stores and restaurants, the Central Park Green, it’s revolving ‘Halo’ sculpture and hundreds of inner-city apartments.
Located in Sydney’s Chippendale and adjacent to the University of Technology Sydney, Central Park has also confirmed the new development. According to Palace Cinemas, the venue will boast a collection of international film Festivals including “the best of contemporary cinema from Italy, Spain and France.”
“A carefully curated program of stage-to-screen content from the world’s foremost dance and theatre companies, including Covent Garden, La Scala, Bolshoi Ballet, Opera D’Italia and National Theatre, will also feature,” according to the chain.
Palace Cinemas hosts a number of curated film Festivals year-round, including the Antenna Documentary Film Festival (11-16 October 2016), which recently announced the first 12 of its features to screen at this year’s Festival, including the investigation into the dystopic City 40 and political docu-drama Bobby Sands: 66 Days.